Standards, Technical Information Papers (TIPS) and Useful Methods
Are you interested
in reviewing or submitting TAPPI Standards, TIPs or Useful Methods? There are
many ways to get involved at various levels of commitment.
are developed through the consensus of a technical working group acting in accordance with the
procedures described in our guidelines.
We publish 4 types
of TAPPI Standards:
TAPPI Test Methods are testing
procedures. We use 6 different categories for our Test Methods: Official
Method, Provisional Method, Standard Practice, Classical Method, Withdrawn
Method, and Useful Method (UM). Learn more about these 6 categories.
Our Standards may
also include certain information that are not directly related to our Test
Methods, such as technical information and definitions. This information is
found in our Specifications, Guidelines and Glossaries. These documents comply with TAPPI Standards regulations
in their development and approval.
Learn more on how
to submit or review TAPPI Standards.
TAPPI Technical Information Papers (TIPs)
Information Papers (TIPs) are documents containing specialized information
(e.g., data, software, calculations) used in the manufacture, evaluation and
description of pulp, paper, and related products, written in a standardized
format which is readily useable by the industry.
Papers may contain testing procedures or methods used to evaluate equipment
but do not contain pulp and paper testing procedures or test methods.
Learn more about how to submit or review TAPPI TIPs.
TAPPI Useful Methods (UMs)
(UMs) describe tests, procedures, or practices written in the same general
style as a Standard, but without the vigorous precision requirements. Because
they do not qualify as Standards, UMs do not undergo the same review-by-consensus
Learn more on how
to submit TAPPI UMs.
*TAPPI does not engage in activities or publish Standards
that could lead to standardization of products or services in ways that would
reduce competition, impede the development of improvements to those products or
services, or would result in a stabilization of costs for those products or